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Luton Town vs Sheffield United LIVE: Premier League latest score, goals and updates from fixture

A general view of Kenilworth Road (Getty Images)
A general view of Kenilworth Road (Getty Images)

The 2023/24 Premier League season is under way and you can follow every game and every goal right here with The Independent.

This year sees Manchester City try to defend their crown and claim a historic fourth title in succession. Pep Guardiola’s all-conquering City, who also won the Champions League and FA Cup last season, will have to see off Arsenal, Chelsea, Manchester United, Liverpool and the rest to claim an unprecedented sixth league title in seven years.

Meanwhile Luton Town are making their first appearance in the Premier League, having risen from non-league in an incredible decade of progress. They followed Championship winners Burnley and second-placed Sheffield United in earning promotion to the top flight.

Follow the latest action from the Premier League below.

Luton Town FC 1 - 3 Sheffield United FC

Luton Town vs Sheffield United

17:15

Sheffield United secure the three points with a 3-1 victory away to Luton Town at Kenilworth Road. The Blades opened the scoring in the first half after Archer had broke beyond the opposition defence, before slotting past Kaminski between the sticks. Shortly after, the referee headed to the VAR monitor and swiftly awarded Wilder's side the opportunity to double their lead as he pointed to the spot. McAtee calmly stepped up and rolled the ball into the corner, sending Sheffield United into the break at 2-0. After half-time, Edwards' men dominated proceedings with the Blades sitting deep, and they themselves were awarded the chance to score from the spot after Souza handled inside the penalty area. Morris sent the goalkeeper the wrong way to set up an exciting ending to the match. However, the Blades continued to counter-attack the home side and put the game to bed after Souza drilled a strike into the bottom corner to make it 3-1. Wilder's charges secure an important three points in their fight to stay up, while Luton remain outside the relegation zone in 17th place. That's all for today, goodbye!

Luton Town vs Sheffield United

17:03

FULL-TIME: LUTON TOWN 1-3 SHEFFIELD UNITED

Luton Town vs Sheffield United

17:02

Luton push forward once again and Barkley shifts it out wide to Ogbene. He delivers into the box and it's headed away, but only as far as Chong. He quickly gets it back into the box and it falls to Berry on the edge of the area. He strikes it down low with his left, but the sea of bodies in front of the Sheffield United goal get in the way.

Luton Town vs Sheffield United

17:00

Foderingham takes his time with a goal-kick as Sheffield United compose themselves for the final few minutes of the game. Luton regain possession but a loose pass finds Brewster just inside his own half. He spots Kaminski off his line and takes aim from inside the centre circle, but he can't direct it towards goal and the Hatters goalkeeper gathers comfortably.

Luton Town vs Sheffield United

16:56

Luton are throwing everything at it in added time, but the Blades are sitting deep inside their own box, with Brewster chasing loose balls in attack. Barkley has it now and he sends it out wide to Townsend. He stands up his marker, shifts it onto his stronger foot, and whips it into the penalty area, but Foderingham rushes off his line and catches the ball.

Luton Town vs Sheffield United

16:53

The fourth official has indicated that there will be a minimum of nine minutes of added time at the end of the game.

Luton Town vs Sheffield United

16:50

Luton keep the ball well and are working it around the Sheffield United box. It comes to Barkley from outside of the penalty area and he whips a cross towards Morris, who has peeled off his marker, but he can't quite get his head to it and it goes behind. There is some activity on Edwards' bench and it looks as though there could be some substitutions for the Hatters.

Luton Town vs Sheffield United

16:49

Substitution Carlton John Morris Cauley Woodrow

Luton Town vs Sheffield United

16:49

Substitution Alfie Henry Harman Doughty Luke David Berry

Luton Town vs Sheffield United

16:48

Kenilworth Road is growing increasingly frustrated with the Hatters unable to create too many clear-cut opportunities. Doughty is the latest player to attempt to make something happen, but his cross flies behind for a goal-kick to Sheffield United. Foderingham is, understandably, in no rush to take this one.

Luton Town vs Sheffield United

16:43

Substitution James John McAtee Oliver James Norwood

Luton Town vs Sheffield United

16:43

Sheffield United have every single player inside their defensive third as they desperately look to hold onto their lead. Luton are pushing, but they can't quite find a breakthrough. Doughty and Townsend both send crosses into the box, but Wilder's defence deals with it well and the Blades are staying resolute at the back.

Luton Town vs Sheffield United

16:41

Adebayo goes close! Luton send a delivery into the box and there's a scramble inside the penalty area. It eventually finds Adebayo who is unmarked from just a few yards out. He goes to strike it, but Foderingham flings himself in front of the ball and makes the stop, and it goes behind for a corner to the Hatters.

Luton Town vs Sheffield United

16:39

As it stands, with Burnley losing away at Liverpool, Sheffield United are now on 13 points, level with the Clarets but behind on goal difference. Luton remain outside of the relegation zone after Everton lost to Manchester City earlier in the day. Wilder's side will need to hold on now though, with Luton pushing to get back into the game!

Luton Town vs Sheffield United

16:35

Goal Vinicius de Souza Costa

Luton Town vs Sheffield United

16:34

Doughty should do better! Lokonga feeds the ball out wide to Chong who spots the run of Doughty, who has burst beyond the Sheffield United defence. He plays an inch-perfect throughball into his path and the Luton defender latches onto it. He fires the ball across goal, but he gets underneath it and sends it flying out for a throw-in on the other side of the pitch.

Luton Town vs Sheffield United

16:31

Substitution Reece Frederick James Burke Andros Darryl Townsend

Luton Town vs Sheffield United

16:30

Doughty makes a foul on Lowe and the Sheffield United defender is down. The medical team are on the pitch giving him treatment, and he looks in a lot of pain. Wilder might be considering taking him off as he's been down on the turf for a few minutes now.

Luton Town vs Sheffield United

16:27

Close to an equaliser! Luton take a quick throw and Morris receives the ball with his back to goal. He turns and drives towards the box before unleashing from range with his left. It's heading towards the bottom corner, but Foderingham gets down low to make a save and tips it behind for a corner to the Hatters. Edwards' men are continuing to push!

Luton Town vs Sheffield United

16:25

Sheffield United will now have a chance from a free-kick and it's whipped into the penalty area, but Adebayo can head it clear. It falls to Osborn near the byline who looks to take on Lokonga, but the Luton midfielder brings him down and it's another free-kick for the Blades. Davies delivers, but Adebayo rises highest and heads away once again.

Luton Town vs Sheffield United

16:23

Sheffield United make a change as Hamer, who was booked earlier in the game, comes off. Davies will enter the fray.

Luton Town vs Sheffield United

16:21

Luton now have the momentum with them and are pushing for an equaliser. Chong breaks down the left-hand side and tries to deliver into the box, but his cross is deflected behind for a corner. Doughty sends it towards the back post and Osho rises highest, but his header goes high and wide and behind for a goal-kick to Sheffield United.

Luton Town vs Sheffield United

16:15

Substitution Jordan Charles Clark Tahith Jose Girigorio Djorkaef Chong

Luton Town vs Sheffield United

16:14

Penalty Goal Carlton John Morris

Luton Town vs Sheffield United

16:13

The referee is checking for a penalty to Luton this time! He's headed to the VAR monitor, and it looks as though it could be another handball. He's checked it... and he's given it! Penalty to Luton!

Luton Town vs Sheffield United

16:13

Luton have an early corner in the second half after some good work by the Hatters, and Doughty will be delivering into the box. He whips it towards the front post, and Bogle puts it behind for another corner. It's delivered into the area once again, but Sheffield United are able to clear. The Luton players are appealing for a penalty, but the referee is having none of it.

Luton Town vs Sheffield United

16:07

Lokonga gets the second half under way for Luton at Kenilworth Road!

Luton Town vs Sheffield United

16:04

Despite enjoying plenty of the ball, Luton have struggled to create too many chances and have produced 0.37 expected goals (xG). The Hatters have managed to have 70.3 per cent of the possession, but Edwards will be demanding more from his team in the final third. Wilder, of course, will be the happier of the two managers. His team have scored twice from two shots on target, but their tactic of sitting deep and counter-attacking has worked wonders so far. Luton need a little more creativity, so could we see Townsend early in the second half?

Luton Town vs Sheffield United

16:01

Luton Town go into the break 2-0 down at home to Sheffield United. Edwards' side dominated the possession in the first half, but they couldn't create too many opportunities, with the Blades defending deep. Wilder's men looked to hit the opposition on the counter-attack at every opportunity, and it paid off as Archer raced through on goal before slotting the ball into the back of the net to give the Blades the lead. Shortly after, the referee halted the game and headed straight to the VAR monitor. After a short check, a penalty was given after Burke handled the ball inside the box, and McAtee sent the goalkeeper the wrong way to double his side's lead.

Luton Town vs Sheffield United

15:52

HALF-TIME: LUTON TOWN 0-2 SHEFFIELD UNITED

Luton Town vs Sheffield United

15:50

Luton have yet another corner, their fifth of the game so far. Doughty delivers and Burke wins the initial header, sending it towards goal. Foderingham comes out to collect but he can't quite get there, and the referee blows for a foul on the goalkeeper. Souza is down after colliding with Foderingham, but he's back on his feet shortly after and play resumes with a free-kick to Sheffield United.

Luton Town vs Sheffield United

15:47

The fourth official has indicated that there will be a minimum of five minutes of added time at the end of the first half.

Luton Town vs Sheffield United

15:46

Doughty finds Adebayo inside the Sheffield United penalty area, and he gets the ball out of his feet before looking to curl a strike towards the top corner, but it's deflected behind for a corner. Doughty will take and he floats it towards the back post. Osho comes flying in, but he commits a foul and the Blades are awarded a free-kick.

Luton Town vs Sheffield United

15:43

Luton might feel that they're slightly unfortunate to be 2-0 down after a few moments of madness, but the Blades have looked a threat on the counter-attack in today's game. Wilder's men have been clinical when it mattered and are now sitting deep as they hope to hold onto their lead before the half-time whistle.

Luton Town vs Sheffield United

15:39

Penalty Goal James John McAtee

Luton Town vs Sheffield United

15:37

Hold on, the referee is heading to the VAR monitor. He's checking to see if there could be a penalty for the Blades. Souza won a header from a corner, but it appeared to hit the hand of Burke. He's given it! Penalty to Sheffield United!

Luton Town vs Sheffield United

15:35

Almost an instant reply from Luton! Ogbene receives the ball just outside the penalty area and he has Adebayo to his right. He plays it into the path of the striker inside the box, and he attempts a first-time shot across goal, but it whistles past the far post and goes behind for a goal-kick to Sheffield United.

Luton Town vs Sheffield United

15:31

Goal Cameron Desmond Archer

Luton Town vs Sheffield United

15:31

What a chance! Sheffield United fill the box with a throw-in and Holgate launches it into the box. The ball is headed away but nodded back into the penalty area and Archer has found himself in space just outside the six-yard box. He only has the goalkeeper to beat, but he somehow puts it wide! He will be disappointed not to have hit the target from there!

Luton Town vs Sheffield United

15:29

Hamer is the second player to go into the book after bringing down Barkley as Luton looked to counter.

Luton Town vs Sheffield United

15:29

Sheffield United look to counter-attack as Bogle drives forward, evading the challenges of multiple Luton players, but Bell is eventually there to prevent any danger. The Blades regain possession and look to sustain pressure, but once again the Hatters get back in numbers to crowd out the opposition and win the ball back. Wilder's side are sitting deep and hoping to hit Luton in transition.

Luton Town vs Sheffield United

15:27

Luton are looking to get the ball into the penalty area at every opportunity, producing seven crosses since the game got under way. The Hatters have only managed two shots so far, but are yet to test Foderingham between the sticks so far. Edwards' side have dominated the possession, keeping 65.2 per cent of the ball.

Luton Town vs Sheffield United

15:23

Osborn brings Barkley down from behind and Luton are awarded a free-kick, not too far outside of the Sheffield United penalty area. Barkley has his hands on his hips as he readies himself and he floats it to the back post. Adebayo is there to head it back into the middle, but the Blades are able to clear away from danger. It eventually falls to Clark just outside the box, but his shot is deflected behind for a corner.

Luton Town vs Sheffield United

15:20

Lokonga sends a superb crossfield ball to Ogbene who collects on the right-hand side of the attack. He plays it back towards Barkley who twists and turns before spotting the run of Adebayo beyond the Sheffield United defence. He sends a searching throughball towards the Luton striker, but it's a little too heavy and it goes straight into the hands of Foderingham.

Luton Town vs Sheffield United

15:18

Morris and Doughty link up well on the left-hand side and the latter gets to the byline before attempting to deliver into the box. He drives it into the danger zone, but Foderingham comes out to collect. The Hatters are getting plenty of joy out wide in the early stages of the game, and Sheffield United need to tighten up at the back.

Luton Town vs Sheffield United

15:17

The Hatters are continuing to pressure the opposition goal and they now have a corner. Doughty will take it over on the right-hand side and he sends an inswinging delivery towards the front post, but Hamer can head it clear. The Blades now look to counter-attack as it's spread out wide to McAtee, but Lokonga does superbly to intercept and regain possession for Luton.

Luton Town vs Sheffield United

15:15

Luton will have another chance to fill the box from a free-kick after Lowe upended Ogbene. Barkley is standing over it and he's going to send it into the penalty area. It's whipped into the middle, but Souza is able to head it clear. Luton take a quick throw-in as they keep men forward, but it comes to nothing and Sheffield United force them back towards their own goal.

Luton Town vs Sheffield United

15:11

Yellow Card Mason Anthony Holgate

Luton Town vs Sheffield United

15:10

Luton will now have an opportunity from a free-kick after Doughty was brought down near the byline. The left-back will take and he delivers towards the back post. Osho rises above his marker and attempts to head towards goal, but he can't direct it goalwards and it goes behind for a goal-kick to Sheffield United.

Luton Town vs Sheffield United

15:07

Wilder makes his first change of the game as Norrington-Davies is unable to continue. Lowe will come on in his place.

Luton Town vs Sheffield United

15:05

Norrington-Davies looks like his game could be over already. He's gone down in need of treatment and he's quickly waved over to the bench. He looks in some discomfort and there is activity among the substitutes. Sheffield United may be forced into an early change at Kenilworth Road.

Luton Town vs Sheffield United

15:03

McAtee gets the game under way for Sheffield United at Kenilworth Road!

Luton Town vs Sheffield United

14:59

The players are making their way out onto the pitch ahead of kick-off.

Luton Town vs Sheffield United

14:49

Meanwhile, Wilder has made four changes from Sheffield United’s previous fixture against Aston Villa. In defence, Robinson comes into the starting XI with Trusty dropping to the bench. In midfield, Brooks and Ben Brereton-Diaz drop out, with Osborn and Hamer given a start. Up top, Archer comes in for Osula.

Luton Town vs Sheffield United

14:49

Edwards has made one change from his team’s 4-4 draw against Newcastle last time out. In defence, Mengi drops out of the starting XI and is named among the substitutes. Burke will come into the side to replace him. The 27-year-old will make his ninth Premier League start of the season.

Luton Town vs Sheffield United

14:49

SHEFFIELD UNITED SUBS: Max Lowe, Auston Trusty, Rhian Brewster, Oliver Norwood, Tom Davies, Yasser Larouci, William Osula, Andre Brooks, Jordan Amissah.

Luton Town vs Sheffield United

14:49

SHEFFIELD UNITED (5-4-1): Wes Foderingham; Jack Robinson, Anel Ahmedhodzic, Mason Holgate, Rhys Norrington-Davies, Jayden Bogle; Ben Osborn, Gustavo Hamer, Vinicius Souza, James McAtee; Cameron Archer.

Luton Town vs Sheffield United

14:44

LUTON TOWN SUBS: Luke Berry, Cauley Woodrow, Issa Kabore, Tahith Chong, Teden Mengi, Pelly Ruddock Mpanzu, Jacob Brown, Tim Krul, Andros Townsend.

Luton Town vs Sheffield United

14:44

LUTON TOWN (3-4-2-1): Thomas Kaminski; Amari'i Bell, Gabriel Osho, Reece Burke; Alfie Doughty, Ross Barkley, Albert Sambi Lokonga, Chiedozie Ogbene; Carlton Morris, Jordan Clark; Elijah Adebayo.

Luton Town vs Sheffield United

14:39

Sheffield United have shipped 59 goals in 23 Premier League games this season. The last top-flight side to concede 60 goals as few as 24 games into a season was Ipswich Town in 1963-64 (24th game), while the record in the Premier League era is Barnsley in 1997-98 (60th goal in 25th game). Wilder’s men will need to see drastic improvement today after conceding five goals at home to Aston Villa in their previous fixture. With the Blades sitting at the bottom of the Premier League table, 10 points adrift, they will be desperately looking for three points today to build some momentum in their fight to stay in the division.

Luton Town vs Sheffield United

14:39

Luton played out a thrilling 4-4 draw away at Newcastle United last time out and will be hoping to replicate a similar attacking display against Chris Wilder’s side. The Hatters have scored four goals in each of their last two Premier League fixtures, having beaten Brighton 4-0 in their game before their trip to St James’ Park. Luton are unbeaten in their last four home league matches against the Blades (W1 D3), with their last loss coming in a 6-3 defeat back in December 1994. A win could see Rob Edwards’ men climb to 15th place in the table.

Luton Town vs Sheffield United

14:33

Hello and welcome to our live coverage of the Premier League fixture between Luton Town and Sheffield United at Kenilworth Road.

Luton Town vs Sheffield United

14:30

Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

Luton Town vs Sheffield United

14:00

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